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Cliff Mealy photographs of American Indians observing 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, 1976

Creator
Mealy, Cliff
Floating Foundation of Photography
Subject
Means, Russell 1939-
Two Moons, Austin Cheyenne
Foolscrow, Frank
American Indian Movement
Date
1976
Type
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Physical Description
20 color slides
1 mounted color print
Local number
NAA Photo Lot 77-72
Culture
Oglala Indians
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Notes
Cliff Mealy, a New York photographer, traveled to Montana with sponsorship from the Floating Foundation of Photography to document a large ceremony in honor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. The National Park Service had planned a smaller event for June 24, the day before the anniversary, that many American Indians were going to boycott, but ultimately members of the American Indian Movement, led by Dakota Indian Russell Means, did participate. The following day's American Indian observance began with a sunrise ceremony led by Frank Foolscrow.
Donated by Cliff Mealy, 1977.
Addl. KW Subjects
Sioux
Summary
Photographs made by Cliff Mealy during American Indian Movement ceremonies during the 100th Anniversity of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. They include images of Russell Means, Austin Two Moons, and Frank Foolscrow at the battlefield and at General George Armstrong Custer's gravesite.
Cite as
Photo Lot 77-72, Cliff Mealy photographs of American Indians observing 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Data Source
National Anthropological Archives
Place
Little Bighorn Battlefield (Mont.)